Contract Killer | Blackwater Draw Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Blackwater Draw Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A rich & robust coffee porter made using College Station's very own, What's the Buzz coffee.

We use a blend of Brewer's 2-row, Vienna, Crystal, Chocolate & Roasted malt to create a deeply rich yet refreshing porter with natural notes of coffee, dark chocolate and caramelized sugar.

Finally, we add a generous amount of cold-pressed coffee to produce what we believe to be the best damn coffee porter in Texas.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 25
Photo of Korbynlehr
3.32/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not my choice of style or flavor. Please do not judge this beer by my review if porters And especially coffee porters are your thing. Not mine and I apologize.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First time trying this one, and it's a good one. Basic impression is quite delicious. Lots of coffee taste, a nice body, great drinkability, smooth mouthfeel. Definitely a good coffee beer.

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Photo of Agriverbear
3.47/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured 3 cans from the same 6 pack. Each had different levels of carbonation. One was essentially flat. It has a slick mouthfeel with kind of muddled coffee flavors. The coffee comes through on the nose. It needs some work to perfect it.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Black glass, mostly opaque with some ruby edges. Tan foam doesn't hold a cover, but a solid halo.

Aroma: Rich coffee and malt, some earthy hop notes.

Taste: Burnt grain, slight Stout sour, coffee, with a little sugary finish that rounds out the package nicely.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, small chew, low carbonation leaves it a frothy.

Overall: A tasty beer. Goes a bit more Stout than Porter in my book, but who cares? Fairly clean, rich coffee, rich malt, worth a 6 pack to try it out!

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Photo of Premo88
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at Blackwater Draw (12/1/14)

L: black with 1/2-inch tan head; super dark ruby amber that's clear; super stick on the head but little lacing

S: leather; sweet chocolate, coffee, mocha latte; very soft and subtle, much sweeter than the taste; astringent coffee bean

T: real coffee -- not the coffee-like notes but tastes like the brewer mixed it with coffee; not overly sweet; slight alcohol presence; very burnt/bitter notes (bitter hops or burnt malt?)

F: silky, almost cask-like with little carbonation; light

O: good not great; a little American brown ale/black IPA-like with some super burnt, bitter notes that overtake the sweeter, more traditional stout notes of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I swear, this beer gets better with every batch getting brewed. This is one of my all time favorite coffee beers. This was the first beer I had from Blackwater when they first open and it is something I go back to every time I visit. Dark opaque appearance with a rich bitter coffee and roasted malt flavor coming through. This approaches Founders Breakfast stout and that is a huge compliment.

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Photo of ranger7
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from growler, into pint glass.
Review from notes (12/24/2013).

A: Pitch black, very little tan head. Almost no carbonation.

S: Bitter. Smells of black coffee.

T: Somewhat bitter and dark; dark chocolate and black coffee.

M: Very low carbonation, almost flat, could use more. Thin mouthfeel.

O: Pretty good overall. I loved the bitterness of the coffee, but it could use a boost in the carbonation.
Great first brew from Blackwater Draw. Looking forward to more of their stuff in the future.

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Contract Killer from Blackwater Draw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 25 ratings